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Publié le par chrislzh

Congratulations to Corporal Willy Apiata, the first New Zealander to win a Victoria Cross since World War Two. In the words of Helen Clark, as quoted in that NZ Herald article:

"Corporal Apiata carried a severely wounded fellow soldier across open ground while coming under intense attack. He did this despite the extreme danger to himself." 

Follow that link to the article if you want to know the full story.

The only question I have about this article is why there is all of a sudden a photo and a name of an SAS soldier published for all to see. Normally they're so absolutely super-secret the US Department of Defence provides more information about their activities than anybody in the New Zealand government. 

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Shelley 05/07/2007 06:08

The only question I have about this article is why there is all of a sudden a photo and a name of an SAS soldier published for all to see.Just be glad you didn't see the last five episodes of utter spam I mean Inside New Zealand. Yes, it was a documentary on the SAS, from the location to the kind of job they do to the people who are in there.Part of me wish that it's a clever decoy. Sadly seeing how most army-type thing work more likely than not it's a bunch of people wanting the pat on the back a little too desperately.It would be funny if it weren't so sad.

chrislzh 05/07/2007 06:40

I'm so glad I don't have to suffer New Zealand television anymore.